Abstract: The new and distinct cultivar of ornamental cultivar of hybrid ornamental Bee Balm plant named Monarda ‘Leading Lady Orchid’ with slightly-glossy, powdery mildew-tolerant foliage, flower heads of magenta-pink flowers with lower petals accented by dark fuchsia spotting, each globular head subtended by wine-colored bracts. Flowering in dense verticils beginning about two weeks earlier than typical Monarda didyma cultivars. Flowers of side branches stretching above initial globular heads extends the fresh appearance over along period. The plant habit is short, compact and winter-hardy, useful in the landscape as a specimen, en masse, or as a containerized plant.
Abstract: The new and distinct cultivar of ornamental spike speedwell plant, Veronica spicata ‘Lavender Lightsaber’, with upright narrow habit, stiff, upright, freely-branched spikes producing soft lavender flowers beginning in late spring and continuing for up to eight weeks. The new plant is useful in the landscape as a specimen, en masse, as a container plant or as a cut flower.
Abstract: A new and distinct Hemerocallis plant named ‘Hungry Eyes’ characterized by winter-hardy compact habit with clean medium-green foliage that goes dormant in the winter. The flowers are rounded, fragrant, single, mauve-pink with a tint of orange, with a wide wine reddish-purple eye band and matching picotee edge and yellow throat. Tepals are slightly reflexed near apices with the outer tepal set having consistent, considerable, wine reddish-purple crisped margins. The new plant flowers on stems up to 56 cm tall with four-way branching beginning about mid-July and repeating late into summer.
Abstract: A new and unique Agave plant named ‘Jack Frost’ characterized by mounded plant habit of ovate, mostly flat, variegated leaves having wide creamy-white margins with bluish-green centers and minty-frosty-blue intermediate region. The leaves have large reddish-brown marginal and apical spines and frequently show imprints from marginal spines of leaves above or below. The plant is useful in the landscape as a specimen, en masse, or also in a container in the home or landscape.
Abstract: A new and distinct plant of ornamental switch grass named Panicum ‘Gunsmoke’ with broad blue-green foliage that retains it coloration into the fall. The upright and dense culms produce tall plant with broadly-spreading airy panicles beginning greyed reddish-purple and becoming tan seed heads that are retained into winter.
Abstract: A new and unique Fern-leafed Bleeding Heart, Dicentra plant named ‘Pink Diamonds’ characterized by compact habit and fern-like blue-green foliage. The plant flowers with two-tone pink and white heart-shaped lightly-fragrant flowers on panicles that have extended flowering periods on older panicles and new with panicles to stay in bloom 16 to 20 weeks beginning late spring. The new plant has an excellent growth rate.
Abstract: A new and distinct Yarrow, Achillea plant named ‘Firefly Sunshine’, with narrow, gray-green, dissected foliage; tall, stiff, heavily branched stems with bright yellow ray florets that mature to yellow in large compound corymbs, beginning in late June and continuing for about seven weeks and repeating if deadheaded. The new plant is useful for landscaping, as a specimen or en masse and as a cut flower.
Abstract: A new and distinct Yarrow, Achillea plant named ‘Firefly Peach Sky’, with tall mounded habit, narrow, gray-green, finely-dissected, fern-like foliage; tall, stiff, heavily branched stems with light peachy-orange ray florets that mature to yellow in large cymes, beginning in late June and continuing for about five weeks and repeating if deadheaded. The new plant is useful for landscaping, as a specimen or en masse and as a cut flower.
Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of perennial Sedum plant named ‘Pride and Joy’ is characterized by drought-tolerant, winter-hardy, dense, low, compact mounds with blue-green foliage and stems that resist opening up in the center of the plant. The flowers of a purplish-pink effect for about four weeks beginning in mid-August. The new plant is useful for landscaping as a specimen plant, en masse or in a container.
Abstract: A new and distinct plant cultivar of hardy herbaceous false indigo plant named Baptisia ‘Violet Dusk’ characterized by lavender violet cream-colored keels. The new plant has a narrow, upright, vase-shaped, multi-stemmed, winter-hardy habit with glaucous medium-green tri-foliate foliage and is suitable for landscaping as a specimen or en masse.
Abstract: The new and distinct cultivar of perennial Salvia plant named ‘Evening Attire’ characterized by its large, very dark, vibrant, blue flowers from dark violet-blue buds and calyxes, densely arranged in verticils. The new plant has a medium height, compact, rounded habit with stiff, upright, heavily-branched stems and a strong vigorous growth rate and gray-green foliage. ‘Evening Attire’ is useful for landscaping as a specimen plant or en masse.
Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of winter-hardy, herbaceous, perennial, hybrid Hibiscus plant named ‘Candy Crush’ comprising an upright mounded habit of multiple, well-branched, basal stems producing flowers from the bottom to the top of the plant from late July to early September. Flowers have overlapping petals of bubblegum-pink with slightly darker veins and dark red shiny eye with leading margin folded underneath giving flowers extra strength and resistance to wind damage. The foliage is three- to five-lobed, and rich bright-green.
Abstract: A new and unique plant cultivar of perennial carnation or pinks, Dianthus plant named ‘Goody Gumdrops’ with numerous, medium-sized, semi-double, lightly-fragrant flowers producing a rounded face. The numerous stems have up to 3 flowers per stem. Petals have medium depth teeth along margin. Petals of young flower begin fuchsia-pink with red bar upon opening and mature to a light purple-pink. The habit is compact with long, thin, heavily-glaucous, blue-green foliage.
Abstract: The new and distinct cultivar of ornamental, winter-hardy, beardtongue plant, Penstemon ‘Onyx and Pearls’ with strictly upright, tightly-compact strong stems, numerous pale-purple to near-white flowers for about four weeks contrasting with dark purple foliage that retains its coloration through the season. Useful in the landscape as a specimen plant, en masse or container plant, and attractive to hummingbirds.
Abstract: The new and distinct cultivar of Echinacea plant named ‘Canary Feathers’, with fragrant inflorescences on strong well-branched stems producing single whorls of broadly-overlapping, bright yellow ray florets that maintain their coloration with little change through maturity. The large inflorescence cones have pronounced dark cones with effective colors ranging from yellowish-green to orangish-yellow. The new plant flowers from mid-summer to late summer, and is suitable as a potted plant, for the landscape, and for cut flower arrangements.
Abstract: A new and unique x Mangave plant named ‘Queen for a Day’ characterized by slightly-arching, slightly-wavy, lanceolate foliage with distinctly small firm spines on deeply-scalloped margins. Leaves are variegated and with strong ultraviolet light develop dark, purplish-grey margins and olive-green longitudinal centers. Plants are useful for landscaping as specimens or en masse or as container plants in the landscape or in the home.
Abstract: A new and unique X Mangave plant named ‘Wigging Out’ characterized by numerous, long, narrow, horizontal leaves with variegated creamy-white margins and dark green centers and irregular dark-burgundy spotting in the center and purplish-red in the margins covering large portions of leaves especially when grown in high ultraviolet light exposure. Leaves have minimal marginal spines and apical spines are flexible. Growth rate is moderate. ‘Wigging Out’ is suitable for the garden or as a potted plant in the garden or home.
Abstract: A new and distinct ornamental perennial Sedum plant named ‘Powderpuff’ is characterized by tight-forming compact clumps with small-sized, blue-green glaucous foliage and blue-green vertical to arching branched flower stems that resist falling over and opening up in the center of the plant throughout the growing season. Numerous stems produce a multitude of flowers of bright rosy-pink effect completely covering the top of the plant. The new plant is useful for the landscape in containers, as specimens, en masse.
Abstract: The new and distinctive cultivar of Brunnera plant named ‘Queen of Hearts’ with very large leaves of dense silver with thin dark green around the veins. The numerous flowers are light blue on tall stems for about four weeks in the spring. The new plant has thick leaves and is tolerant of high temperatures.
Abstract: The new and distinctive cultivar of Brunnera plant named ‘Jack of Diamonds’ with very large leaves of silver with broad, dark green around the veins. The flowers are light blue and flower for about four weeks in the spring. The leaves are thicker and provide more tolerance of high temperatures and other environmental factors.